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The program's 26 students comprise a community of artists within the larger graduate community and interaction and collaboration form a vital component of their education and formation as artists.

Those who are considering the Mount Royal School of Art may also want to consider other MICA programs. The Hoffberger School of Painting (M.F.A.) offers a focus on painting; the Rinehart School of Sculpture (M.F.A.) provides emphasis on 3D study and studio exploration of space and time; the Low-Residency M.F.A. in Studio Art shares the Mount Royal School of Art's multidisciplinary ethic in a low-residency format.

Application Requirements & Procedures for the Mount Royal School of Art

1. Graduate Admission Application Form: completed and submitted online via

2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume

3. Statement of Purpose/Artist Statement

Applicants are asked to submit a written statement (500-700 words). The statement should specifically address your portfolio of artwork, as well as your interest in graduate study.

4. Three (3) Letters of Reference

Recommendations are submitted online via SlideRoom.

5. Proof of Degree or Equivalent

Digital transcripts from the last degree-granting institution can be uploaded to SlideRoom. Official transcripts are not required for the initial review process, however, the Graduate Review Committee may request additional or official documentation before decision notification. 

6. Portfolio of Artwork

Applicants should submit 18-20 digital images or time-based media for review online via Slideroom allows applicants to create an inventory of pieces and attach the following information: title, date, medium, dimensions, and notes. Additional guidelines are available on SlideRoom.

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7. $75 Application Fee

Payable via credit card during the application submission stage online.

8. Additional Requirements for International Applicants

International candidates whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English. Additionally, certified translations of all letters of reference, transcripts and school documentation must be provided. For additional information on international applicant requirements, please visit Information for International Graduate Applicants.